We adhere to a teaching philosophy that encourages our students to learn, not only practical, useful knowledge, but to also connect this knowledge to their Creator in order to Know, Love, and Worship Allah (most High). We want our students to love learning, so that they can retain their knowledge in the long run and become self-sufficient individuals. Moreover we put great emphasis on learning proper character and etiquette so that they will become a better human being overall.
Connecting to Allah
We do not believe in secular (God-less) studies. All knowledge, whether it be a chemical equation, the history of the world, or the recitation of the Quran must lead the student back to knowing, loving, and worshiping their Creator. This is the purpose of life and since school is intended to prepare one for life, this is also the purpose of the school.
Love of Learning
We want students to love to come to school and love to learn. This Insha Allah will be accomplished through capitalizing on the student’s interests, providing a safe environment for students to express themselves, giving them the purpose behind what they are learning and using tools that will trigger the student’s curiosity. The simple reality is that if the student is not interested and not loving the learning process their educational experience will be short lived at best.
We want students to learn knowledge that is practical and useful. Many a times students spend valuable time on memorizing knowledge that they will most likely never apply. Useful and practical knowledge needs to be prioritized. Along with traditional academic studies we want students to be able to know basic life skills. Therefore we also provide students with a weekly “life skills” class which covers a vast range of topics from cooking, to checking auto fluid, to picking up on basic conversational Spanish. School needs to not only teach theories but practical skills students will need in their daily lives.
Depth of Knowledge
Students need to truly understand the knowledge that they are exposed to as opposed to having the knowledge on a superficial level sufficient to do well on a test and then forget immediately afterwards. Instead of racing through many ideas, main points will be stressed and lesson plans will be driven by achieving measurable objectives Insha Allah.
Students sometimes learn facts and information but are not given the tools to be able to continue the learning process outside of the classroom. At the school we aim to teach students how to learn through learning how to listen, how to take notes, how to identify reliable resources, how to analyze and break down complex problems, etc.
Allah most high looks at one’s heart and that is how he or she is assessed. Training students to have beautiful Akhlaq and character is what is most important. Through the educational process students will be learning manners and character traits vital for their success in this life and therefore the next. Knowledge without proper morals is not only wasteful but can also destructive to society. This is not the Islamic model of raising children.